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of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama." it airs next and is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. or is busy in texas, hi, y'all. it is a great day to be innd austin, texas and today had thea honor pleasure to be at the texas book festival serving as your moderator for "new york times" writer and author, raches swarns. i am going to tell you just a few things about rachel because i know you came to hear her ande not me and because our time is n limited.d she has worked for "the new york times" since 1995, reporting on domestic policy, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004 n 2008 and our first lady, michelle obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at a very different event this year, where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i bought six more copies. i bought them from my family members to give as christmasrisa gifts. after having read her book i ca tell you it was a goodha investment. it taught me
of the united states, michelle obama. [applaus [applause] >> thank you, jack, and welcome to the white house, everyone. stuart: there you have it. thunderous applause the first lady making a surprise appearance. the first time a president or first lady appeared there. remember, hollywood has been a big backer of president obama and a big time producer and backer harvey weinstein reportedly set up the whole thing. please don't forget, hollywood gets hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies from the feds. and one other oscar item for you this monday morning, the gift bags just for attending the oscars celebrities get free stuff. the irs says those gift bags are taxable. they are taxed heavily on this year $47,000 worth of gift bag goodies the tax is $20,000 plus, that will be federal and california taxes and the celebs have to pay even if they don't take the bags home. all right. this got a lot of play on "varney & company." those google glasses have the heads up display showing everything from text messages to the weather forecast right in front of your eyes, cool, maybe, but could they p
government are responding this morning. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid life crisis. >> all right. all of that to get to and more. >>> let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius, becoming very emotional in court this morning. the double-amputee olympic sprinter charged in the murder of his model girlfriend. bazi kanani is in south africa, with the breaking details for us. bazi? >> reporter: good morning, amy. an emotional scene inside the court just a couple of hours ago, when the judge ruled this will proceed as a premeditated murder case, the most serious of charges. oscar pistorius' family started crying because this means it's much less likely he'll be granted bail. and if he's found guilty, it would mean a life sentence. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, represent, head in hand, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe h
. congresswoman margolis, i have always respected you. >>> up next, how did first lady michelle obama end up announcing the academy award winner for best picture. how oscar's biggest secret stayed that way. he was surprised at the very moment of it. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before invest
lady michelle obama was on hand via satellite from the diplomatic room at the white house to give the presentation. white house photographer pete souza tweeted thought photo and the first lady is giving the honor. she sent a statement that in part read she's a movie lover and was honored to celebrate the artists who inspire us and our children. the first lady will join her husband and vice president and dr. jill biden in speaking today to the national governor's association in the state dining room. mrs. obama is going to ask that the governors work with her to help make it easier for returning veterans to transfer into civilian life. she wants states to pass laws or enact proposals that will help them get professional credentials or licenses without having to relearn or go through the motions of relearning the skill sets they already know. and that way they will be licensed for credentialed for civilian life. president obama discussed the collection of bipartisan governors from across the country last night. he asked for smart, common sense solutions to the challenges ahead in cr
at the first lady's all the way up to michelle obama. in conjunction with the new series, we did a poll, a national survey conducted on line for us about first ladies. how does your opinion -- excuse me, this is the first question -- so we want to hear from men and women on this issue of what you think the role of the first lady should be. 202-585-3882, for all others. we're taking your comments on facebook, on twitter, or you can send us an e-mail on this topic. should they be advocating political and policy issues? more from the poll that we did. does opinion of first ladies that influence your view of the president? should first ladies receive a government salary? what are your thoughts this morning? should first ladies advocate political and policy issues? we want to get your take. you can start dialing in now. i will go to the washington post in their style section in the article they did on the series. go to our website c-span.org. you can see bios of historians participating in the series. we have pictures of althol the first ladies and you can click on them. her biography will b
. michelle obama shows off her lighter side as she busts a move with jimmy fallon. and she's proving she knows how to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. how about the first lady with the moves there. >> great moves. jimmy fallon -- who did we thought he looked like? >> there was discussion in the studio that jimmy fallon was looking a little tina fey-esque. >> nice to have the first lady in the building for that. >> yes. >> there's a little of the performance. it looks like they had time to rehearse this. >> the evolution of the mom dancing. >> from "pulp fiction." >>> meantime, we have serious news including oscar pistorius, the former olympian spending his first full day free bail today. we'll look at what's next for him as he prepares to face murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. >>> and lance armstrong facing a new legal challenge this morn
be reversed. let's begin this half hour with a very different subject. first lady michelle obama, making a lot of public appearances recently and drawing some criticism because of that. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the first lady will be hitting the road to promote her third anniversary of her let's move campaign. but her media blitz topped by that performance at the oscars has everyone talking. people are still buzzing about michelle obama's oscar finale that no one saw coming. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> even an iranian news agency covered it, but photo shopped sleeves and a higher neckline. conservative columnist jennifer ruben is critical, saying it made the white house and first lady seem small. >> there is a sense of going too far and too much and becoming so ubiquitous that no one considers you special. she's the first lady, for goodness saks not a celebrity. >> reporter: the white house didn't respond but most of her appearances have been focused on her campaign let's move. on jimmy fallon
in the first place. >>> michelle obama has moves, will use them, and embraces her inner laugh track. kicking off a let's move initiative visiting jimmy fallon. ♪ >> there is mrs. obama and jimmy fallon doing some mom moves. they talked about her and the president's date nights. how can i read this and watch this and be all serious. what kind of music she and the girls listen to. i know. what sort of reality tv -- what is this one? >> the sprinkler. >> yeah. >> is that what it's called? >> my cousin rocks that one. she taught it to me. >> why don't you just -- you should label all the moves. this one. this is the sprinkler. >> still the sprinkler. >> and then right back. >> i am so 1988. >> wait, that's our move. that's our move right there. >> i want to say hello to dylan dreyer. back with the rest of the national forecast. >> not doing moves. the roger rabbit, all out of my repertoire. big storms across the country. heavy rain across the southeast will turn into snow in the northeast. especially interior new england. 3 to 6 inches of snow. 9 in highest elevations and another storm moving
. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> that's first lady michelle obama teaming up with jimmy nalon for the evolution of mom dancing. last night mrs. obama appeared on "late night with jimmy fallon wto "kicking off the let's move campaign. is the first lady on the verge of a whole new agenda and we'll have that in the second hour. >>> the first lady is pretty new to twitter so it's fitting that she chose a bird to tweet with this week. it's all part of mrs. obama's let's move campaign featuring none other than big board. tweeted so fun exercising at the white house at flotus. i hope your husband didn't mind the loud stomping. i'm not exactly light on my feet. >> you are welcome to the @white house any time. you are one good egg. >> i was once and then i hatched. ha-ha. >> big board wrote this handwritten thank you note to the first lady saying in part, maybe next time you can visit me at my home on sesame street. my nest doesn't have a west wing, but it has two wings to give you a big hug when i see you again. >>> elizabeth colbert bush, she's running for the house seat vacated by tomorrower congressman tim scott. the fu
-- no charges have been filed. this is video from hadiya saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the attendees. hadiya was gunned down back in january. just days after performing at the presidential inauguration. police say the gunman mistaken someone in the group pendleton was standing with. as a member of a rival gang. there's only a few days left in brazil's biggest and most vibrant carnival celebration. around one-million people will participate in the four day party based in rio de janeiro. today is day three. the highlight of the festival is the samba parade where schools compete against eachother in full costume. some of those schools will have as many as five- thousand people participating in the parade. the festival is a huge money maker for rio de janeiro. and city officials are expecting to generate roughly 665 million dollars for the local economy. don't start gathering supplies and preparing for doomsday quite yet. but on friday an asteroid is going to come really close to earth. but as carl azuz explains nasa says there's nothing to worry about. asteroid 2012 da14 i
clothes on michelle obama. the news agency photo shopped the first lady to cover her shoulders. iran also dismissed the winning film "argo" as an advertisement for the cia. about the secret separation to get americans out of tehran during the hostage crisis. >> iranians not the only ones to think the first lady is overexposed, some republicans do too. >>> you know times are tough when tom brady takes a pay cut. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. how we get there is not. we're americans. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. to help you retire your way, with confidence. ♪ that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they ca
they will do? , the obamas. michelle obama is going to fly to aspen, colorado. barack obama is flying to west palm beach, florida. they will be far apart for the weekend. forget about the conspiracy they should be together or not. >> bob: what are you suggesting? >> eric: i'm suggesting that it costs money for to us send all that security and airplane. >> bob: eric -- >> eric: i'm not saying i thought that. there are people who say, you know -- a lot of pressure being president. >> dana: i would rath bore to florida that colorado. i'm a warm weather person. that is why i worked every president day for the last 20 years. >> is it a real holiday? do we get off? >> andrea: didn't president obama say 58 days ago he wouldn't rest until everybody had a goodbe jobe? >> pivoting the jobs. >> to a blue hawaiian. >> divot the jobs on the golf course. >> good one. >> andrea: mine is a control flum daily caller. very, very amusing. taylor writes a cum
have want to know what they will do? , the obamas. michelle obama is going to fly to aspen, colorado. barack obama is flying to west palm beach, florida. they will be far apart for the weekend. forget about the conspiracy they should be together or not. >> bob: what are you suggesting? >> eric: i'm suggesting that it costs money for to us send all that security and airplane. >> bob: eric -- >> eric: i'm not saying i thought that. there are people who say, you know -- a lot of pressure being president. >> dana: i would rath bore to florida that colorado. i'm a warm weather person. that is why i worked every president day for the last 20 years. >> is it a real holiday? do we get off? >> andrea: didn't president obama say 58 days ago he wouldn't rest until everybody had a goodbe jobe? >> pivoting the jobs. >> to a blue hawaiian. >> divot the jobs on the golf course. >> good one. >> andrea: mine is a control flum daily caller. very, very amu
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investigation's unit. >>> first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral for a chicago girl killed just days after performing in the presidential inaugural festivities. the 15-year-old pendleton was shot trying to run from a gunman who opened fire at a park right next to her chicago prep school. the gunman has not been found. white house senior advisor valerie jared and everyoney dunk -- arne duncan will 10 the funeral on saturday. >>> president obama is praying for humility in washington. the president attended the national annual prayer breakfast in d.c. this morning and told leaders he hopes they maintain the morning's bipartisan spirits longer. the national prayer breakfast dates back to the days of president eisenhower. >>> well, i heard people talking about snow and maybe not so much in our area, but certainly to the north of us. >> and i guess in our area, what is -- what they were talking about earlier, some wind to go along with that. >> and i am positive there is unanswered questions and there is no doubt in my mind that the bulk of the storm, the blizzard is going to be hot it to
for repairs. the detour takes drivers 50 miles off course. >> first lady michelle obama and big bird team up in getting kids healthy and active. >> we're here in the white house kitchen looking for a healthy snack to eat. >> gee, i bet you can get everything you want in this kitchen. >> you know what i like to reach for? healthy, colorful snacks like justy fruits and crunchy vegetables. >> those look good. >> it marks the third anniversary of let's move, mrs. obama's initiative to make sure kids grow up healthy and reach their full potential. >> jerry bus was so beloved. his memorial service success televised live today. before last night's case kobe bryant called him the greatest owner in sports and led fans in a moment of silence. he was 80 when he d
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. ime traffic. >> thank you. >>> when first lady michelle obama announced the winner of the best picture at the oscars, it seemed her dress was a bit too indiscreet for iran. >> the state news agency covered her arms appear added material to the neckline. the photo here shows the changes that they made. you almost can't even tell that they messed with the photo at all. but yeah, apparently, that is out there in circulation. >> that isment resting. never even knew that they did that kind of stuff. >> i knew what it was all about over there but i never knew they altered our pictures. >> she looks great in both pictures. you think we can agree on that. >> yes. ahead this morning, helping families. >> one local organization has been giving back to the community for three decades now. fox 5's holly morris takes us there after the break. r the ea  [ virginia ] i do have a healthy diet, but there are foods that i had no idea had so much acid in them. my dentist said that the acid in fruit, or fruit juice or fruit teas softens the enamel so that then it can potent
the keynote address i guess before the spread. michelle obama is coming on the show this week with secretary done an on thursday. we'll talk about the role of personal responsibility versus the role of government in helping making it easier for folks. half of all the money we spend on health care represents to issues of access to care. those can be addressed with some of these free screenings we've been doing around the country. a lot of it is lifestyle. in particular, thicks like are you moving around? how heavy are you? some of these questions we'll get to today. one big topic i might touch on with the governors is the role of cigarette smoking? our budget. it costs us $35 a pack to reimburse the health care system for what it really costs when you smoke a cigarette. so the real question is should states be allowed not to hire smokers. half the states in the country mandate that you ask the question. half allow to you ask that question if you are an employer. these are big issues that the government has to el deal with state by state. >> we have a bunch. questions. we'll get to as men as w
, michelle obama a fantastic first lady, that's a statement that kind of -- i justled like to know if they're going to go after gaining members and convicted felons that commit gun crimes as hard as they go after people like myself who are honest, law abiding never done anything wrong. stephanie: how are they going after you more? obviously they're going after gang violence as well. how are they going after you harder? caller: by basically saying the people that own guns are the once funneling these guns to gang members. i am for laws that track down these two young men they arrested, one i heard has confessed. they should totally investigate how he got that gun. stephanie: right. caller: and find the people guilty of how he got that gun and bring him before the prosecutors. they give probation to people who steal guns from gun stores without any qualms. just listen to our side. we do not want to be vilified or compared to felons or gang members when it comes to gotten ownership or the use of guns. stephanie: i don't understand your analogy how you're being compared, a allow abiding januar
lady michelle obama opening up about what her husband called the most significant event of inaugural weekend. her hair. >> this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car, they won't let me bungy jump so instead i cut my bangs here. >> you went for the bangs. >> i went for the bangs. >> you're the boss of your hair. >> i can do this. this is all mine. >> come on, guys, cut the first lady some slack, with a 73% approval rating she's more popular than most of washington. our question, what should michelle obama do for her next "act of rebellion"? maria? >> that is a tough one to top, the bangs are fabulously popular, everywhere i look i see more women with bangs. i might get bangs myself, carol, maybe you should, too. i would suggest maybe a tattoo, car carol, something classy and small, maybe a little rose on her fabulously cut shoulders, i think that would be fantastic. >> i can't wait to ask katon this question. >> i've got it. i mean i can scratch the sports car itch right here in south carolina by inviting the president and first lady to the darlington 500, guar
. michelle obama is making news today. everybody is talking about her new bangs. she says this is actually the result of a mid life crisis. her bangs. here she is explaininging it on rachel ray. >> this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump, instead i cut my bangs. >> you're the boss of your hair. i can do this. this is all mine. >> alyona, what do you say to that? she's clearly talking about the scrutiny she is under as first lady which hillary clinton can speak to. >> sure, of course, there's a lot of scrutiny there. i personally like michelle obama's bangs. i'd like to go back to talking about hillary clinton. it's entirely typical. public service is ahn incredibly lucrative business. nobody is saying it's illegal or that she shouldn't able to do this, but this is the way it is. i think if you can point to the fact that she's going to give some speeches for free to favorable organizations, then you really have to start asking why she's goings to take money from others. if she ends up running for office again in 2016, what that will
.c. >> first lady michelle obama attended her funeral on saturday. president obama will be in chicago on friday to speak about the ongoing gun violence. at this time, no formal charges have been filed. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell will try to sell his transportation plan to people in our area. he'll be at mcclain to lay out the impact his plan will have on northern virginia. the governor wants to eliminate the commonwealth's gas tax and raise its sales tax to generate billions of dollars for transportation projects. his proposal would also raise vehicle registration fees. senate democrats blocked the plan last week but the house signed off on it. a senate committee will take up the house version of the bill. >>> gas prices continue to rise toward $4 a dpal. the national average for a gallon of gas $3.58. seven cents higher than a week ago. d.c. drivers paying $3.77. an increase of 7 cents. virginia at $3.46 on average, up 6 cents. maryland, 6 cents higher as well than a week ago at $3.59. in west virginia, only up a penny compared to last week. drivers paying $3.65. >>> crews in laurel a
on your side. >> michelle obama announced the winner for best picture last night from the white house. that came as a surprise. but something happened, i thought -- i thought this was a bit rude. take a look. >> obama, do you have your envelope? >> and the oscar goes to -- >> "argo". >> steve: oh, joe! >> alisyn: that was great. >> brian: do you know whose idea that was? harvey weinstein and his daughter came up with that idea to have mrs. obama announce it. >> steve: it was all done covertly, ala "argo." >> brian: i remember when laura bush announced -- wait, she didn't. i remember when nancy -- no, she didn't do it either. >> steve: that's a first. >> alisyn: other people did taped pieces and appeared on the oscars. >> steve: meanwhile, yesterday in the state room at the white house, both the president and joe biden both addressed our nation's governors. we saw that on tv before the president sent the press out. but interestingly enough, yesterday there is joe biden, he had this to say about the state of our nation's economy. >> we're no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing
have to be careful not to pat ourselveses on the back too much. not yet. tomorrow first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown of chicago. she is returning to attend an event that should not even be taking place. she is returning to attend the funeral of a child killed by gun violence. 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot and killed in chicago on january 29th. she was huddled with a group of kids taking cover from a rainstorm after school. when a gunman opened fire and shot hadiya in the back and killed her. hadiya was an honor student. she was a majorette. and in fact, she just performed at president obama's inauguration last month. and she was killed about a mile from the president's home on the south side of chicago. hadiya's story reminds us again that while the mass murder of children in newtown was an unspeakable horror, it is thankfully rare. and while the manhunt in los angeles is a terrifying spectacle, it too is rare. what gun violence is in this country is hadiya pendleton, a teenaged girl killed in her own neighborhood in chicago. we have some political will rig
. >> i will not comment. on the lip-sync. madam obama, michelle obama, i love her, who doesn't love her bangs? well karl lagerfeld doesn't love her bangs, chanel designer, says they make her look like an anchorwoman. so what, karl! she looks good. >> he looks like eddie munster's grandfather. r's grandfather. many people before. has for so when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as fifteen dollars at lunesta.
. and hadiya would still be alive. >> so sad. hadiya's mother will be sitting beside michelle obama during the state of the union. so we expect the president to talk a bit about gun control. we'll hear what he has to say. ted rowlands from chicago. >>> also in the news, it felt like an earthquake, but this morning the truth is even more jolting. overnight, north korea once again defied the world and detonated a nuclear bomb. it is the third underground test by the communist country since 2006, and it's most powerful. the explosion roughly half the strength of the bomb dropped on hiroshima in world war ii. today in a rare solidarity, world leaders are condemning this test. at this minute diplomats from the most powerful nations are meeting behind closed doors at the united nations. it's north korea's first nuclear test under its new leader kim jong-un. it comes hours ahead of president obama's state of the union speech. analysts believe it's a way for kim jong-un to force the president to acknowledge north korea during tonight's state of the union address. >>> speaking of that we are 11 hou
house portrait of first lady michelle obama. everyone is talking about her hair. she first debuted the new bangs halftime month just in time for her husband's inauguration and here's her official portrait from 2009. back then everyone was talking about those very nicely toned arms. >> now we like the bangs and the arms. >> i guess we like the whole package. >>> president obama speaking out about that round of golf with tiger woods. the commander in chief and the four-time masters champion teed up sunday in florida. tiger thought it was, quote, pretty cool and praised the president's short game. mr. obama, a little bit more impressed. >> he plays a different game than i do. he's on another planet. >> is he more nervous because he's playing with you or are you more nervous because you're playing with tiger woods? >> i don't think he was nervous. he knew that i wasn't a big threat to his world ranking. and i knew that i better keep by day job. >> the white house is still fielding complaints from the media for barring reporters and photographers from the president's golf outing. there'
lady michelle obama's stop in chicago to attend the funeral of 15-year-old hydeia pendleton who was shot and killed a week after performing for the president at the inauguration. but then the president's words of gun violence which have made frequent appearances since the shooting in newtown, and we heard him talk about another subject which is a topic but until recently conspicuously absent from the presidential rhetoric. >> today, a family that works hard with minimum wage salary still lives beneath the poverty level. chicago is full of factories that have been packed up, and the pockets of poverty where adults are still looking for the first job. >> yep, the president said the "p" word, poverty. it appeared multiple times in the president's talk in chicago. as of late, the president has been preoccupied with poverty than we have seen him in the past. in fact, we took a look at all of the state of the union addresses of the first term, and from the inauguration speech and this week's state of the union, he has mentioned poverty in the last four weeks than he has in the last fo
the lives of the women who serve as a first ladies from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins monday night at 9:00 eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. what the program earlier live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> saturday, booktv is in savannah, ga., for live coverage of the savannah book festival, starting at 10:15 eastern with vice-president al gore on "the future." at 1:30, cnn's chief washington correspondent jake tapper on the war in afghanistan in "the outpost." gary willslock, asks, "why priests?" this is live on saturday at c- span2, starting at 10:15. >> "washington journal" continues. host: marsha blackburn joins us. a republican from tennessee. good morning. president obama has been on a tour is a visiting places like georgia, north carolina. we saw him give the state of the union address. how are republicans getting some air time? what is your message this week as the president takes his message to the street? guest: how unfortunate that he chose to leave d.c. then rather trying to sit down with us of trying to address the nation
. he is playing in florida. we know he is taking a weekend off to play golf. we heard that michelle obama has sent the president a tweet saying honey, call home. >>> my panel today for the big three. let's get to your must read. what is it? >> amanda becker has a story about the future of the voting rights act which is getting its day at the supreme court at the end of the month. >> what is your must read? >> the real cost of shrinking government. this idea of cutting the government is always a big abstraction. read this argument and find out what it really means. >> did you have one big take away from that? >> i mentioned it in the first segment. if you have a kid who is benefitting from head start if you happen to be one of these people that flies and stands in line at airports, if you go to national parks, all of those face cutbacks from the sequester. >> robert, how about yours? >> you know how every organization has a new kid on the block. today's "new york times" has a great story on senator from texas about not respecting senatet traditions. it is a must read. >> all three of
. >> rachael: today... [cheers and applause] >> rachael: first lady michelle obama is popping in for a visit. >> this is my mid-life crisis the bangs. >> rachael: she's not here to borrow a cup of sugar. >> i have a question for you, i'm always asking you to do stuff. will you join me? >> rachael: i'm packing a bag as we speak. then...we have them all strapped in. >> i know. it oddly feels good. >> rachael: "survivor's" jeff probst is taking a lie detector test. >> i feel guilty already. >> rachael: no we are not giving him immunity. do you obsess about your hair? >> yes, and i just got a new haircut. >> rachael: and a new book. "slow cooker week" week is cooking up steam with help from the lovely nigella lawson. >> this is ridiculous. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> rachael: hey, everybody. how are you? today's show is a lot about answering your questions and hopefully solving a couple problems and we're going to start the show by playing a little "q & ray." up first, we have -- i knows, cute, right? q&a and "q & ray." up first, a question from a viewe
play a doubleheader today. we'll see what happens in this one. >>> michelle obama knows how to move. check this. ♪ they did he "raise the roof," sprinkler, dougie, first lady got down with jimmy fallon, showing the evolution of dance with moms. whole new hour of "cnn saturday morning" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell. randi kaye is off this morning. 9:00 in the east, 6:00 out west. good of you to start your day with us. another good weekend for people in new england to stock up on hot chocolate and stay inside, because a winter storm is bringing a third straight weekend of snow, as much as a foot in some places, maybe more. the midwest is already seeing the worst of it, like in gladstone, missouri. look at this. heavy snow collapsed the dance studio school roof here. fortunately, no one was injured. chicago now, where fewer than three inches was enough to tie up traffic. right car on the left side of the screen slide out. it happened yesterday. to iowa, slick roads led to a multi-vehicle crash on interstate 80. fortunately, no one was hurt here. >
, on michelle obama and then he stood again -- >> well, i'm a fan of standing, i mean, i think it's polite and i think there were more things that republicans could have stood up for. i think that the one place where i wish republicans wouldn't cede the ground to obama is, we should be standing for comprehensive immigration reform. the rubio plan is comprehensive in nature. we've as a party, the conservative platform is that we believe in doing all the pieces together. so, we should have stood to that. >> i think and you're right, this san example of two america. when he said the fix it first program, he described, here's what i want to do and i think the republican response to that is, it's wreck it ralph. their whole idea of his presidency is wreck it ralph, he's wrecking the country. we are seeing 48% of the country on each side of this and this speech and marco rubio's speech are going to respect that. >> martha raddatz, the president did announce the drawdown of troops from afghanistan, mentioned north korea as well. i was strike by his focus on that threat that we've heard so much about fr
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